Changing your hair color can be a lot of fun and is a great way to instantly change the way you look and feel. Unfortunately changing your hair color is not as simple as picking a color that looks great on your friend or family member.

A hair color that looks vibrant on one person can make you look washed out. The key to picking the best hair color is to choose a color that looks best with your skin tone. Keep reading for some tips to help you find the best hair to compliment your skin tone.

Cool Tones vs. Warm Tones

Cool skin tones look best with warm hair colors like orangish reds, golden blondes, rich honey almond browns, and chocolate brunette. Warm tones look great with cooler hair colors. For example, ash browns, beige, champagne blond, dark reds such as auburn and violet and dark cool brunettes are good choices for warm skin tones.

Find Your Skin Tone

It is not as difficult as you think to determine your skin tone. Most people fall into either warm or cool tones. You are welcome to contact the salon and we will help you determine your skin tone. If you prefer to do this yourself, the following steps will help.

First, you should wash your face and go into a well lit room with natural light. Now all you need is some construction paper which you can get at you local Walgreens or grocery store. Hold up a yellow and red piece of paper to your face. Next hold up a white, green, silver and blue piece of paper against your face. If your skin looks better with the yellow and red paper, then you’re in the warm family. If you look better with the green, blue, silver and white paper test, you’re in the cool toned family.

Once you have found your skin tone there are a couple of factors to take into consideration when choosing the best hair color for you skin tone.

Eye Color

Your eye color makes a difference on the color you choose. Cool hair tones will look best for people who have eyes that are deep brown, black-brown, gray blue, dark blue or hazel with white, gray or blue flecks. If your eyes are golden brown, green, turquoise or hazel with gold or brown flecks you will look best with warm tones in your hair.


The perfect hair color will not only complement your skin tone and make your best facial features pop, it can also help you look years younger. Softer colors look better as we age. Extreme hair colors like platinum blonde or black can bring out imperfections in your skin and draw attention to wrinkles. The best rule is to always stay within one or two levels of your current natural hair color to avoid mistakes and keep your hair looking beautiful.

Remember that it is not always what hair color you like, but what hair color your skin likes. The above tips should help you choose the best hair color for your skin tone. Contact Sublime Salon today to learn more about our hair color services in Berkeley Heights, NJ.